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Utilities take steps related to coronavirus; consumer groups call for more

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Avangrid utility companies RG&E and NYSEG have announced several steps to help protect consumers and their employees during the COVID-19 outbreak, such as suspending both inside meter readings and power shutoffs.  But Rochester-area consumer groups are saying more is needed.  ...

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Dean works dynamically to create more doctoral programs at RIT (access required)

Twyla Cummins of Penfield is the Associate Provost of Graduate Education at RIT

Twyla J. Cummings has a big job ahead of her. As associate provost and dean of graduate education at Rochester Institute of Technology, she’s tasked with changing the mindset of colleges at RIT so they can produce a lot more ...

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Rochester, Buffalo groups form regional adaptive sports collaborative (access required)

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Rochester Accessible Adventures (RAA) is joining forces with Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports (GBAS) to form the Western New York Adaptive and Inclusive Sports Collaborative. The aim of the partnership is to ensure recreational and competitive opportunities are developed and sustained ...

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Students get boost in job, internship searches at RIT job fairs (access required)

RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability, an SWBR design project, earned a LEED platinum rating in 2014 (provided photo).

If there’s any doubt that Rochester Institute of Technology is still career-oriented, that doubt would evaporate quickly at one of the university’s job fairs. The second of two career fairs for all majors this year was held last week, drawing ...

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Colgate Rochester helps create spiritual care training program (access required)

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Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School has partnered with several local behavioral organizations to create Crossroads of Caring, a first-of-its-kind spiritual care training program aimed at marginalized populations in Rochester. Crossroads of Caring is funded through a grant from the United ...

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Arc of Monroe’s CEO to retire at year’s end (access required)

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The Arc of Monroe announced today the retirement of Barbara Wale, president and CEO, effective Jan. 4, 2021. Wale has been with the Arc for 42 years, beginning in 1978 as a speech pathologist. She was promoted to director of ...

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SUNY Empire State College program to make college more accessible (access required)

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A new financial aid and educational support program is available in New York that provides more flexibility for incoming or returning college students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. The Empire Opportunity Program was announced over the weekend by SUNY Empire State ...

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‘Be counted’ is focus of census awareness campaign

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  With the allocation of $675 billion in federal funding based on results of the 2020 U.S. Census, local officials intend to educate the community on the importance of completing the form. Sort of a “We’re counting on you to ...

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Juicy Seafood takes its Cajun-Vietnamese blend to Greece (access required)

The owners of Juicy Seafood in Henrietta have opened a second Rochester-area location, in the Mall at Greece Ridge. Greece’s new King Crab Juicy Seafood offers the same fusion of Vietnamese and Cajun food as the Henrietta location, focusing on ...

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Peace Corps director will deliver RIT’s commencement speech (access required)

Official Portrait of Dr. Josephine (Jody) Olsen the 20th Director of Peace Corps

Peace Corps Director Josephine “Jody” Olsen will be the keynote speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology’s commencement weekend. Olsen will speak at the university’s academic convocation, 10 a.m. on May 8 in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. After ...

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Two local colleges hire leadership executives (access required)

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Two Rochester-area colleges have made new administrative appointments, with two hires migrating from one school to another. State University College at Geneseo has hired a new vice president for college advancement and executive director of the Geneseo Foundation. Ellen Leverich, ...

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New leader of divinity school developing visionary ideas for change (access required)

Angela Sims

Angela Sims arrived at an interesting time for Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. She started work just a few weeks before the school moved out of its Hogwarts-like campus following a decision to sell the property to a developer. On Aug. ...

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